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A bit of back story…

I started Lay My Hat in 2003 and since then it has been a favoured corner of the internet for holiday rental owners to exchange views and advice about the business of short-term rentals.

What was a niche activity has grown into a major sector, and seen the arrival of game-changers like social media and Airbnb.

What has not changed is the willingness of rental owners to get together and help each other out through the Lay My Hat forum, which must by now be the oldest forum for short-term rental owners in the world, and an invaluable fount of knowledge for rental owners old and new.

It is now over twenty years since I started renting my Provence properties on something called the ‘Internet’, and while the technology has changed, the act of receiving people from around the world has not.

On this site I post advice articles covering all aspects of holiday rentals, as well as the latest news relevant to us, and of course the forum remains the best place to discuss things with fellow rental owners.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the the next 20 years of renting brings, and I hope you will join us on the journey.

All the best,

Paolo De Paolis
Editor & Admin
Lay My Hat